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August 2018 Book of the Month
A kind little dragon learns that she can bring beauty and joy into the world simply by finding the bravery to be herself in this beautiful picture book. Shy and timid, Maud shares a cave with a bunch of noisy, bullying night dragons, but doesn’t dare fly out in the evening like they do to bring the night. Until one day she finds she has to, and everything changes. Flying out on her gorgeous multi-coloured wings Maud fills the whole sky with brilliant hues of purple, gold and crimson. The story of Maud and her little companion Mouse will inspire children who will love this story of friendship and courage, and Naomi Howarth’s watercolour illustrations are simply breathtaking.
A beautiful picture book about individuality and friendship from Naomi Howarth, whose first book The Crow's Tale was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize.
I wish I could fly, and breathe fire, and fill the sky with great grey, sooty clouds, Maud said to her friend, Mouse.
Maud is picked on by the other dragons, so stays cooped up in her cave, sad and lonely. But when the chance comes, will her friend Mouse help her pluck up the courage to fly?
Kids love to read and so in addition to the review by one of the Lovereading4kids editorial experts some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel members were also lucky enough to read and review this title. Click here to read the full reviews.
|Publication date:||2nd August 2018|
|Publisher:||Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd|
|Suitable for:||3+ readers, 5+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month, Reviewed by Children|
Naomi Howarth was born and brought up in Edinburgh, Scotland, and studied Costume for Performance at the London College of Fashion, where she graduated with a First in 2010. She worked in the film industry for eighteen months before deciding to pursue a career in illustration. In 2014 she was mentored by Catherine Rayner as part of Booktrust Scotland's Picture Hooks scheme. Naomi's illustrations combine lithography with watercolour, and she has a strong interest in myth, legend and folklore. The Crow's Tale is her first published book. Her second book, Tug of War, was published in 2017 by Frances Lincoln Children's Books. ...More About Naomi Howarth
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